Awards

OSA Award Guidelines

Background

It is the practice of the Oromo Studies Association (OSA) to recognize and award institutions and/or individuals who have made distinguished contributions to the development of Oromo scholarship and who have advanced the objectives of the Association. The awards are presented to individuals and institutions who qualify the formulated criteria. The new guidelines replace any previous OSA Award Guidelines.

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List of Some of Awarded Individuals and Institutions

List of Some of Awarded Individuals and Institutions

 

YearOSA Lifetime Achievement AwardOSA Distinguished AwardInstitutional or Individual Service AwardOutstanding Student Award
2022Prof. Gemechu Megerssa   
2021Lubee BiruDaawud Ibsaa Ayyaanaa Obsitu Duba Ali
2020Prof. Asafa Jalata

Taddesse Fido Ebba

Hacaaluu Hundeessaa

Adugna Irresso

Wardi Husso & Wife

Gadaa/Siiqqee
Waaqeffannaa

Gemeda Wariyo

Fiqaaduu Shuummataa

2019Artist Ilfinesh Qannoo

Prof. Getahun Benti

Prof. Tadesse Berisso

Rift Valley University

Macha Tulama Self-Help Association

Lalisee Mekonnen
2018Prof. Mekuria BulchaDr. Merera Gudina

Artist Elemo Ali

Tesfahun Chemeda & Mesfin Abebe

Chala Hailu
2017Dr. Martha Kuwee Kumsa   
2016Prof. Mohammed HassenBekele GerbaHuman Rights WatchEtana Habte
2015Artist Ali Birra Mr. Kassahun Checol 
2014Bonnie Holcomb   
2013Dr. Addisu Tolesa  Jawar Mohammed
2012Prof. Tilahun Gamta Garoma B. WakessaMohamed Ademo
2011Not AwardedDr. Marco Bassi  
2010Prof. Paul BaxterDr. Guluma GemedaVOA Afaan Oromoo Program

Arfasse Gemeda

Kulani Jalata

Habtamu Dugo

2009Shaykh Mohammad RashadDr. Asfaw BeyeneHoward University 
2008Prof. Asmerom LegesseProf. Ali Mazrui  
2007 Ob. Abeyu Geleta  
2006 

Ob. Dabassa Guyyo

Ob. Lenco Lata

Ob. Sisay Ibsa

Dr. Hamdessa Tusso

  
2005 

Ob. Ibsaa Guutama

Dr. Anessa Kassim

Dr. Ezekiel Gebissa

Bonnie Holcomb

  
2004 Dr. Lemu Baissa  
2003 Dr. Tessema Ta’a  
2002 

Dr. Asafa Jalata

Dr. Bichacka Fayissa

Dr. Mohammed Hassen

  
Note: This list is incomplete. We appreciate your patience as we update our record. Also note, some awards were given before the new guidelines were approved in 2001. Revised guidelines were approved in 2007.